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As most professionals involved in comedy like to remind civilians outside the industry: there are no taboos when it comes to funny business. A comedian should have the right to roam wherever their instincts lead them, touching on the worst elements of life in a way that brightens assured darkness. “The Last Laugh” is a documentary that explores the nature of envelope-pushing and how there actually is a topic that causes most comedians to pause: The Holocaust. From Mel Brooks to “Life is Beautiful,” director Ferne Pearlstein delves into the limits of joke construction, interviewing bright stars and educated people, working to understand how anyone could make The Holocaust funny, along with other world events that trigger immediate heartache. Read the rest at


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